Marc Chagall Lithograph for "Derrière le Miroir," 1956
Designed by Marc Chagall (Russian-French, 1887 – 1985)
L’écuyère (The Woman Circus-Rider), 1956
Lithograph on paper
Signed in plate to lower right
Pulled from Derrière le Miroir, no. 93
Published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris
Printed by Mourlot Frères, Paris
Marc Chagall was a renowned Jewish artist born July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk, Russia, who later moved to Paris and gained French citizenship. Chagall studied at the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts in Saint Petersburg. He was a member of the École de Paris and was part of the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d’Automne in the early 1900s. In addition to Paris and St. Petersburg, Chagall traveled and exhibited globally including Amsterdam, Jerusalem and New York City. Having lived through World War I and World War II, his work was influenced by these events. Chagall’s work is inspired by his Jewish heritage and his home town of Vitebsk, and incorporates elements of Fauvism and Cubism as well as aspects of traditional Russian and Jewish folk art. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally both privately and by institutions including the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou, and Tate Modern.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- creased down center, as issued; minor toning and handling wear to sheet; abrasions and wear to frame.
- measures frame; sight measures 20.5" W x 14" H.